Xbox Live, PlayStation Network Offline In Apparent Hack Attack

A hacker group says it was behind the user connection problems suffered on Christmas Day by users of Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStations.

Hundreds of users took to Twitter to report problems with the systems, which lasted much of the day.

The problem persisted for hours, but Thursday night Xbox Live briefly posted a message on its support website saying: “Were you having a hard time signing in to Xbox Live? If so, we’re glad to say we’ve reached a solution! You can once again sign in without any issues. Thanks for hanging in there while we worked. We appreciate it!”

Sony was the victim of a massive cyberattack in late November that was widely believed to be motivated, at least in part, by North Korea’s anger over “The Interview,” which depicts the assassination of Kim Jong Un.